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YouTube rolls out video chapters feature

Jun 01, 2020 - 6:23 PM

The feature allows creators to divide a video’s timeline into clickable portions

YOUTUBE. This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US Youtube logo application on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


YouTube to default to standard definition worldwide – report

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Users will still be able to choose to use high definition if they want to

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


YouTube bans 'implied' threats

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,' says global head of trust and safety Matt Halprin


Surge in false online videos of Chinese military crackdown in Hong Kong

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The videos, which have been viewed millions of times, compound fears about China's potential intervention into a two-month crisis that has seen increasingly violent confrontations between protesters and Hong Kong's police

FALSE ONLINE VIDEOS. Commuters line up on a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) platform in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

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Jul 23, 2019 - 10:56 AM

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Amazon Prime Video to be part of Globe's on-demand offerings

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The world's second-largest video-on-demand platform comes to Globe


Facebook rolls out 'Watch' video service worldwide

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The product is not designed for 'mindless consumption' but to get people 'engaged,' says Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for video

WATCH. Facebook's long-form video feature will have to compete with YouTube and Netflix for attention. Image from Facebook


YouTube to offer $25M funding to boost 'trusted' news sources

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today

MEDIA FUNDING. The grants "will enable our partners to build key capabilities, train staff on video best practices, enhance production facilities and develop formats optimized for online video," YouTube said. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


YouTube to offer $5 monthly channel memberships for creators

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The monthly fee will give viewers access to exclusive content including livestreams, extra videos or shout-outs on channels with more than 100,000 subscribers


YouTube to start labeling government-funded channels in the U.S.

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:35 PM

A line of text will appear below a video, saying that the channel on which it appears is wholly or partly funded by a particular government


Making money gets harder for video makers as YouTube toughens rules

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:56 PM

At least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time within past year now required to be eligible for ad program. Previously, getting at least 10,000 views was the only requirement


Facebook tests 'Instant Videos' for offline viewing

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The feature preloads videos while a user is on a Wi Fi connection

INSTANT VIDEOS. The feature will enable Facebook users without a reliable data connection to stay glued to videos on the platform even when on the go. Instant Video screenshot from Matt Navarra/Twitter

China bans online videos showing homosexuality, affairs

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Violent and pornographic content as well as those depicting extramarital affairs prostitution drug addiction or superstitious behaviour such as conjuring spirits are also banned

YouTube responds to complaints that 'Restricted Mode' hides LGBT content

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:04 PM

UPDATED YouTube on its Creators Blog on March 20 acknowledges the issue with its Restricted Mode and is working to fix the issue by auditing its technology and improving its systems

BACKLASH. YouTube faces backlash from the LGBT community over its algorithm for its 'Restricted Mode'

YouTube showing a billion hours of online video daily

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Online video consumption is soaring with Google Facebook Twitter and other internet firms working to increase audiences along with their cuts of advertising dollars typically devoted to television

Commercial breaks are coming to Facebook videos

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The social network is currently testing the video ads in the US for both live and pre recorded videos

AD BREAK. Eligible live video creators can press a dollar sign to feed a 20-second ad to viewers during broadcast. Phone screenshot from Facebook.

Amazon video goes global, steps up challenge to Netflix

Dec 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The expansion covers the Philippines where the service will be available for 2 99 a month

WATCH: YouTube's mega-compilation of top videos for 2016

Dec 08, 2016 - 2:30 PM

How many can you identify in this year s YouTube Rewind video?

CAST OF CHARACTERS. YouTube Rewind 2016 spans a wide spectrum of colorful personalities. Screengrab from YouTube Spotlight/YouTube

PewDiePie threatens to shut down YouTube channel

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The world s most watched video blogger claims YouTube is trying to kill off his channel

ONLINE TANTRUM. YouTube star PewDiePie rails against changes that the online video site subtly introduces. Screengrab from PewDiePie/YouTube

YouTube gets new 6-second unskippable ad format in May

May 02, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The new ad format is set to go live this month

YOUTUBE'S NEW ADS. Photo by Samantha Sin/Files/AFP

Ragnarok Online PH to close March 31, migrations to follow

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:41 PM

The pRO migration website will be disclosed as soon as possible with server migration information and the procedure for migration to be announced in the next few days

SHUTTING DOWN. While the Philippine version is preparing to sunset, an international server is coming in its place. Image from Level Up! Games.

YouTube in talks to buy game streaming service Twitch for $1B

May 19, 2014 - 2:59 PM

If successful the acquisition will be the largest for YouTube since its acquisition by Google in 2006

Learn stardom with YouTube's Pro Series

Jul 02, 2013 - 4:53 PM

The YouTube Pro Series arrives to teach people about issues in becoming a web video star

YOUTUBE PRO SERIES. YouTube hopes to bring up new professional video stars with its YouTube Pro Series videos. Logo from YouTube

YouTube 'One Channel' view ready for all

Mar 09, 2013 - 9:02 AM

YouTube launches its One Channel look for video makers to take advantage of

A NEW LOOK. YouTube One Channel gives video makers a better-looking playground to show their videos. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Al-Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers

Sep 13, 2012 - 4:26 PM

Al Qaeda posts an online video of two plane hijackers of the 9 11 suicide attacks

YouTube turns 7

May 21, 2012 - 2:12 PM

The popular video sharing site turns a year older